Gregory E. Abel 45 is president and chief operating officer of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company based in Des Moines Iowa. He also serves as chairman and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp which provides electric service to six Western states and approximately 1.6 million customers. He serves as the chief executive officer of CE Electric UK which distributes electricity to approximately 3.7 million customers in England. Additionally he is chief executive officer of MidAmerican Funding LLC the holding company for an integrated utility providing natural gas and electricity to 1.4 million customers in the Midwestern United States. Abel also is a director of Kern River Gas Transmission Company and Northern Natural Gas Company. Kern River is a 1 700 mile interstate pipeline transporting Rocky Mountain and Canadian natural gas to markets in California Nevada and Utah. Northern Natural Gas Company operates 16 400 miles of pipeline extending from the Permian Basin in Texas to the Upper Midwest.
Abel has more than 20 years of experience in senior management related to the energy industry. His responsibilities at MidAmerican are the operation and management of the holdings company; PacifiCorp's and MidAmerican Energy Company's supply and marketing and delivery services businesses; the CE Electric UK distribution businesses; CalEnergy's operations as an independent power producer; and the Kern River and Northern Natural Gas pipeline operations. Furthermore he is responsible for the evaluation of opportunities relating to acquisitions and project development. Previously as executive vice president Abel was responsible for engineering construction and administrative functions for CalEnergy.
Abel serves as a director of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company and HomeServices of America Inc. based in Minneapolis Minn. the second-largest full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the United States.
Abel serves on the board and executive committee of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He also serves on the Wells Fargo Iowa community board of directors and the executive board of the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America.